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Jose Echegaray, MD

Jose Echegaray, MD



156 Ratings 36 Reviews


Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology-VitreoRetinal Surgery and Disease

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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Dr. Jose J. Echegaray arrived at the University Hospitals Eye Institute in 2020 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology.

Dr. Echegaray was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Arts in Neurosciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he served as a Gates Scholar. He then returned home to Puerto Rico to complete his medical degree at the Ponce Health Sciences University, graduating with honors and distinction. During medical school, he served as a one-year National Institutes of Health research fellow in ocular immunology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He then completed a pre-residency fellowship in ocular pathology, also at Bascom Palmer. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident and was honored with the Vista Scholarship Fund Award. For his sub-specialty training, Dr. Echegaray came to Cleveland to complete a clinical fellowship in ophthalmic oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, training in the clinical and surgical management of adult and pediatric ocular tumors. He then returned to Miami to complete a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, training in the clinical and surgical management of adult and pediatric retinal diseases.

Clinical and Research Interests

Clinically, Dr. Echegaray specializes in the medical and surgical management of retinal and macular diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusive disease, retinal detachment, high myopia, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction syndrome, macular holes, ocular trauma, secondary intraocular lenses, and intraocular tumors.

His clinical research interests include outcomes in complex retinal detachment repair, novel surgical techniques for macular hole surgery, and novel techniques in secondary intraocular lens placement. He currently serves as co-editor of a textbook, titled Complex Retinal Detachment Surgery.

Dr. Echegaray has a particular interest in the diagnostic utility of novel artificial intelligence technology for retinal and macular diseases, specifically in radiation maculopathy. His research is sponsored by the Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation. Dr. Echegaray also has a special interest in the optimization of chemotherapy and radiation-based treatment regimens for adult and pediatric intraocular tumors, such as vitreoretinal lymphoma, choroidal melanoma, and retinoblastoma. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters, and has presented his research in national and international meetings. He actively contributes as an ad-hoc reviewer for several ophthalmic journals.

Personal Data

Dr. Echegaray has a genuine passion for ophthalmic education and is directly involved in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists. Dr. Echegaray is fluent in English and Spanish. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and is an avid sports fan.


  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Macular Diseases
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Retina / Vitreous Diseases and Surgery

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

University Eye Care and Surgery

18599 Lake Shore Blvd
Euclid OH, 44119

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

UH Ophthalmology

6707 Powers Blvd
Parma OH, 44129

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

156 Ratings

Patient Comments (36)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Excellent surgeon and doctor. He cares about his patients.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Fantastic Doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Echegaray is a very competent and knowledgeable physician. I am very comfortable with his care.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Very please with the care I get at UH.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
I honestly now hope to continue with this provider.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Wonderful carring care

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
My son and I were completely satisfied with the care that Dr. Echegaray provided for us..He is an exceptional Dr and my son was in great hands with him. Thank you for all you've done

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent physician!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
This visit was efficiently run.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am a Physician and regard the provider as excellent!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Caring. Consistent. Concise.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Top notch service.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Echegaray is an excellent Ophthalmologist with a great bed side manner. He is easy to talk with and explains your condition in a caring way. He is also very thorough and skilled in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his skill set. He has provided me excellent care!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
dr eshegary is a great guy. he is kind and caring. a patient could not expect a better person for the job. thankfully, I have not had occasion to experience his surgical skill. but, I have such a high opinion of him otherwise, I would definitely trust him.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
wonderful doctor

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very impressed with this new doctor.very kind and understanding.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
dr. Jose if very direct, to the point and very specific. he's great

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Jose J. Echegaray, MD and all staff, *** and *** were OUTSTANDING. ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
All Good, no complaints. Doctor was very nice and professional.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
My doctor was excellent. He was caring, compassionate, competent, confident, and concise with information. I do not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
the provider is caring, competent, confident, compassionate, and concise. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Echegaray is nor my regular care provider but was able to see me the same day when I had a medical concern and my regular provider was out of town. He was wonderful, explained my condition thoroughly and provided excellent care.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Every thing went very well and the Doctor was very concerened about my problem.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
excellent physician

Reviewed On 6/1/2021

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
he is kind caring and respectful

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
This is one of the best eye Doctor in American i will go back to see him in *** weeks he is a good doctor

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
My provider is the kind everyone should have; compassionate, competent, and concise with information and instructions. I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I was very happy with the professional and compassionate that care I received from everyone in the office during my appointment. The actual visit was a very good experience during a difficult time. ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
one of the nicest physicians I have seen

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Echegaray is very caring and concerned about ensuring he provides the best treatment for me! I am so grateful he is my doctor!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Provider was great. ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Top notch physician.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Absolutely fantastic Doctor. I would Highly recommend .

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Very patient and thorough Calm demeanor

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellowship | Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2018 - 2020)

Fellowship | Ocular Oncology
Ocular Oncology - Cleveland Clinic (2017 - 2018)

Residency | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine (2014 - 2017)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine (2013 - 2014)

Research Fellowship | Ocular Pathology
Ocular Pathology - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2012 - 2013)

Medical Education
Ponce Health Sciences University (2012)

University Of Pennsylvania (2007)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Jose Echegaray did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.